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Table 1 Frequency of parent reported nail biting.

From: Prevalence of nail biting and its association with mental health in a community sample of children

Frequency Boys Girls Total Significancy
  Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent  
Always (4 days or more per week) 18 5.0 19 4.9 37 5.0% X2 = 2.6, df = 3, P = 0.4
sometimes (2-3 days per week) 21 5.9 32 8.3 53 7.1%  
Rare (1 day per week) 33 9.2 43 11.2 76 10.2%  
Never 286 79.9 291 75.6 577 77.7%